Thinking about hooking up with them doesn't make you a bad person, but not until you really, really give it some thought should you even consider turning those thoughts into action. One school of thought says you should close that door forever. Be prepared to let the ex-hookup fantasy fade away in order to maintain the friendship. Otherwise, it could get ugly. Markie Twist , licensed family therapist and certified sexuality educator. In Cosmopolitan , completely free of prior complication.
Halle Berry Calls Dating a Best Friend's Ex a "Cardinal Sin"
When it's Okay to Date A Friends Ex - Essence
After all, there seems to be an unspoken rule that such drama is best avoided. But recent life events involving my best friend and my ex-husband have taken me by surprise. When I arrived at her place, she asked me to sit down for the news. I obliged, feeling like a patient about to receive a terminal diagnosis. Silently, Nina took her seat opposite me. I caught a twinge of apprehension in her grey eyes as she tried to read my face.
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Decide To Date a Friend's Ex
In the words of Gretchen Weiners, "Ex-boyfriends are just like, off-limits to friends" — and that's usually true in the real world. But in Hollywood, all of the dating rules are different. Because Hollywood is so small and everyone is connected, tons of celebs end up dating the same people, and sometimes even BFFs share an ex or two. While you and your besties might subscribe to the Mean Girls friendship code, here are several sets of celebs who have dated their friends' exes. How did their friendships survive?
Lots of people have told me unequivocally that they would never date a friend's ex. They wholeheartedly believe that it's wrong, disrespectful, and if a friend did that to them, they'd never talk to that person again. They believe this is something everybody knows, that they're just following the rules.